Originally Posted by Rambo
I actually like the idea of interleague play. Its great for the fans. The problem is the fucking people who schedule this shit. You should have in-state rivals playing every year. The people in LA don't give a rats ass about the KC Royals. 3 games, maybe, then you move the fuck on to Dodgers vs. Angels + the other CA teams. THAT'S how it should be.
Interesting. I feel exactly the opposite. I totally get that cities (or regions) with both an NL and AL team should play each other every year (Dodgers/Angels, Yankees/Mets, Cubs/White Sox, Giants/A's, and even Rangers/Astros). But for a good chunk of the interleague schedule to be made up of 'natural' rivals for other teams just kind of sucks.
The Red Sox have been 'natural rivals' with the Braves, and then with the Phillies. So we have to see one of those two teams every year and it's just not that compelling. I do think it's fun to visit the NL cities that we never get to otherwise: Red Sox @ Wrigley; AT&T Park; or Dodger Stadium. And likewise, it's fun to have fans of the NL teams come to Fenway on the once-every-five-years rotation.
It's funny, I've travelled to see the Sox in LA, San Diego, Phoenix, Chicago, and San Francisco. But I've never been to another AL east park (except NYY). It's just a fun experience.